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Provides links to OSHA Construction Standards, agency policies for enforcing the standards, and other information to assist the construction industry.

Letters of Interpretation. OSHA responses to specific questions relating to the Agency's letters of interpretation.

Directives. Documents that provide OSHA's operating procedures and assure consistency within the agency.

Safety and Health Information Bulletins (SHIBs). One tool OSHA uses to inform internal staff and the public of significant occupational safety and health issues concerning hazard recognition, evaluation, and control in the workplace and at emergency response sites.

Industry Alerts
Federal Registers
Reference Documents
Related Safety and Health Topics Pages
Specific Topics
Standards and Policies
  • 29 CFR 1926, Safety and Health Regulations for Construction.
Statistics and Data
  • Statistics & Data. Several different types of searches are available. Note: For some searches the letter "C" may be used in the SIC box to search for the Standard Industrial Classification Codes for construction, 1500 to 1799.


Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Construction Violations - 2018 (as of Sept. 30, 2018)

  1. Fall Protection - General Requirements (1926.501)
  2. Scaffolding (1926.451)
  3. Ladders (1926.1053)
  4. Fall Protection - Training (1926.503)
  5. Eye and Face Protection (1926.102)
  1. General Safety and Health Provisions (1926.20)
  2. Head Protection (1926.100)
  3. Aerial Lifts (1926.453)
  4. Hazard Communication (1910.1200)
  5. Fall Protection - Systems Criteria and Practices (1926.502)

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